Bilal Basrai Explains Equity Research

When working as an investor or within the investment realm, Bilal Basrai and his colleagues know that information is one of the most important tools of the trade. Here he explains how equity research is used as one of those all-important tools.

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  • Equity research is not limited to equity alone, but can also include research into commodities and bonds. The equity research department may be found on either the sell-side or buy-side of the asset, and sometimes through both venues. 
  • During their routine tasks, those responsible for equity research are responsible for three areas of work, that of actual research, projections, and reporting. Throughout the research phase, it is necessary to evaluate the company itself, the surrounding economy, and the company’s competitors.
  • Much of the sell-side equity research is not useful to their own department, and in fact helps the buy-side more than anyone else. While the sell-side research team may feel they are working in vain, their efforts are really effective for other departments who do not have the time or resources to do the research themselves.
  • Most equity researchers who find long-term success in their field are exceptional at marketing, content, or both. If a business is looking to hire an equity researcher, those are the top two skills the business should seek in their new employee.
  • The largest job of any equity research division is to provide a constant thread of communication between corporations and investors. With the research they garner and the projections they are able to spin, the corporation stands to gain more investors and therefore larger amounts of capital in which to spread throughout the business.
  • Bilal Basrai finds that equity research is a vital part of the investment world that will only continue to show more growth and importance.




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Bilal Basrai and Economic Healthcare Facts

In Chicago, financial professional Bilal Basrai has witnessed the relationship between the national economy and the healthcare system. It is commonly understood that one plays a part in the vitality of the other, in a reciprocal fashion.

  • The higher the cost of healthcare, the less money an average person has to spend in the economy. When a family must spend a large portion of their income to cover healthcare costs, they simply do not have extra funds available to purchase luxury items. For some citizens, the cost of healthcare cuts even further into their wallets, making it difficult to afford necessary items and those things that are needed to live.
  • Even when a family has healthcare coverage, that coverage is often not sufficient in the case of an emergency or larger medical issue. This means that the consumers who are insured are at once accountable for their monthly or yearly premium costs, as well as the portion of their medical care that is not covered by insurance. Considering that a single emergency room visit can easily exceed ten thousand dollars, this cost drastically negates a person’s ability to spend in other areas.
  • Americans who are covered by private health insurance may have a quality level of coverage when it comes to emergencies or hospitalization, but their prescription drug coverage is still lacking. It is estimated that the average senior citizen, for example, pays nearly forty percent more than necessary for their much needed prescriptions.
  • Private insurance offered through employers was on a drastic decline in recent decades. While at one time almost seventy-five percent of a company’s employee base elected the healthcare provided by the business, Bilal Basrai finds that today only one percent of employees choose to use their employer’s preferred healthcare system.




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